• WordNet 3.6
    • n matchmaking mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Matchmaking Busy in making or contriving marriages; as, a matchmaking woman.
    • Matchmaking The act or process of making matches for kindling or burning.
    • Matchmaking The act or process of trying to bring about a marriage for others.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n matchmaking The act or practice of setting one's self to bring about marriages.
    • matchmaking Tending to make matches; active in bringing about marriages.
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In literature:

Lady Bellair was a great matchmaker.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
As an Exponent of the more advanced Play he was a Fliv, but as a Matchmaker he was a Hum-Dinger.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
But why should I trouble myself with matchmaking?
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
Sutoto was a member of the Berees, and there the mother was the matchmaker.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
But I thought you were a born matchmaker.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
He too might be forgiven for one daring thought that soared down to matchmaking.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
Ruskin, it will be remembered, was also looked after by the matchmakers in much the same way.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
The matchmakers were busy, and soon Claudius was married to Messalina, the handsomest summer-girl in Rome.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
It isn't always that a matchmaker can be sure of being a benefactor to both sides.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
Catherine de' Medici, an inveterate matchmaker, and also uneasy at Philip II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
B. Jones, author of the "Rival Belles," 1 50 The Matchmaker.
"Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life" by Ann S. Stephens
Usually matchmakers glory in their shame.
"The Story of an Untold Love" by Paul Leicester Ford
Richard Fordham turned matchmaker!
"Fordham's Feud" by Bertram Mitford
And suppose she should turn the tables and want to be my matchmaker?
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
Two matchmakers will appear according to custom.
"On the Field of Glory" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
One town alone contains six thousand matchmakers.
"Great Inventions and Discoveries" by Willis Duff Piercy
She had the instinct of matchmaking.
"Laid up in Lavender" by Stanley J. Weyman
I never knew, nor read of, not even in the most unnatural novels, an American father who was a matchmaker.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
Lady Naselton was famed throughout the county as an inveterate matchmaker.
"The Yellow House" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
French mothers seem matchmakers by instinct.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In news:

Didn't play Taylor Swift matchmaker.
It was Laughing all the way -- down the stretch, at least -- in the $150,500 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes at Monmouth Park July 29.
Taylor Made Matchmaker S (gr.
One matchmaker pairs singles' scents.
Ultimate Dating Tips From the Millionaire Matchmaker.
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me A Part-Time Job.
New York's Super Angel Aims to Play Global Matchmaker.
A Matchmaker For Startups And Corporations.
From where Mike McGlumphy sits, playing matchmaker has never been this much fun.
Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker" at O'Connell.
Playing Matchmaker With Super Series for Middle-Grade Readers.
Matchmakers Introduce Drivers to Best Models.
Monday Matchmaker 's pick: Martin Kampmann.
Monday Matchmaker 's pick: Rory MacDonald-BJ Penn winner.
Monday Matchmaker 's pick: Riki Fukuda.

In science:

Section 5 presents an experimental study, showing both the effectiveness of the matchmaking processes, and the performance of the centralized and distributed architectures.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
Section 6 discusses the related approaches and techniques for recommender systems, and matchmaking systems.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
These considerations brought us to design a matchmaking system, that is fully exploiting the semantics of ontologies to guide the user through the purchase process.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
If the user does not specify a value for such properties, they are still considered in the matchmaking process as if their value were arbitrary.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
This means that in the visualization of results the provenance of laptops may also be highlighted, as shown in the following snippet, which is output by the distributed version of our matchmaking system.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
Architecture of the Recommender System Before delving into the details of the matchmaking process, we outline the main modules of the recommender system, which embeds the matchmaker.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
The matchmaking algorithm that is behind this module will be described in detail in the next section, whereas in the following we focus on the matchmaking strategies that are supported by our system.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
Matchmaking Options We have devised two main modalities that drive the matchmaking task, that we have called PULL and PUSH, respectively.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
The queries saved can be used in the second matchmaking option, in which the PUSH modality is applied.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
Finally, it has a Recommendation Receiver that receives the recommendations issued by the Matchmaker and displays them to the user.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
We have asked a group of 16 users to utilize our system, and fill in a questionnaire with a set of questions, in order to measure the user satisfaction in the various matchmaking cases.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
Each result shown in Figure 6 has been averaged on three hot runs of the matchmaking engine.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
It can be noticed that the matchmaking execution times and latency times are roughly comparable.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
If we compare the times of query Q4-3-3 with its previous formulation Q4-3-2, we can confirm the previous observation that the matchmaking times are only dependent on the number of properties, and not on the number of resources, while the opposite holds for latency network time.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
Figure 7: Matchmaking execution times vs. the distributed case wrt. #properties,#peers (LHS) and #resources wrt. #properties,#peers (RHS), resp.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems